Annual electoral registration canvass

We send a household enquiry form to every household in the district every year. We do this to check the details of everyone at each property who is 16 years or above, and is currently on the electoral register

Because 2020's canvass is taking place during the coronavirus pandemic, we are working to ensure it takes account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing. We are also encouraging people to choose to change their vote to a postal vote, although this remains their choice. 

This year, household enquiry forms are being replaced by letters which are being sent to all households by the end of July 2020. The revised register will be published 1 December 2020. There are two types of letter depending on if a response is or isn't required. We will always need a response if there is a change to your circumstances, including adding people. This means the council can invite other residents, including any 16 and 17 year-olds who are not already registered, to register to vote.

  • If there are no changes to your household, and a response is asked for in the letter, please call freephone 0800 197 9871 or text NOCHANGE, followed by the security code on the form, to 80212 (normal provider rates apply). You can also notify us online. You will need the security code on your household enquiry form.
  • If there are changes to your household, for example someone has moved in, you've moved house, or someone has turned 16, you can notify us online. You will need the security code on your household enquiry form.

You can also send your completed household enquiry form to:

Elections team, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6YU

Don't forget

Anyone who is new to the household, or has just turned 18, will also need to register to vote on gov.uk.